Cephus' Corner

A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.

Belated Reviews: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

January 13th, 2015

Guardians of the GalaxyWell, it’s out on Bluray and about damn time, Guardians of the Galaxy was one of the few summer movies that I actually cared about seeing. I’ve never been a fan of the comics versions, which started in 2008, but as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I knew it had to be good.

So was it?  Or was I destined to be disappointed by the most recent Marvel movie?  Oh come on, who am I kidding, it was great!  Here’s my look at last summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy!

Horror By Night

January 11th, 2015

Man-screaming-in-bedI generally don’t have nightmares, at least not scary ones.  I’m just rarely ever scared, I don’t get that “bolting awake screaming” feeling that you see in movies, I guess that  after a certain age, scary isn’t all that scary.  But last night I had a “nightmare” of sorts that really reminded me of what Hollywood doesn’t do these days in terms of horror and I wanted to share it.

Comic Review: Avengers World #1-14 (2014)

January 10th, 2015

Avengers World 1To be honest, there are way too many Avengers books to even keep track of and even this title, designed to show the entire Marvel planet from an Avengers perspective, is too confusing to really pay attraction to  because you not only have almost 40 Avengers, you have them all, on several different missions, in the pages of the same comic book.

It’s a madhouse, I tell you!  A madhouse!  But I’ll see if it’s any good at this 14-issue look at Avengers World.  See you on the other side of the break.

TV Thursday 1/8/15 – The Librarians

January 8th, 2015

the-librariansI had no idea this show was even out there until my wife found it.  Based on a series of TNT movies dating back to 2004, The Librarians is a series about librarians who search the globe for dangerous artifacts that man is not ready to control.  Think Warehouse 13.  Actually, think every old adventure show from Indiana Jones to James Bond, the movies and the series rips them off openly and gleefully, they’re not at all subtle.

After seeing the first three episodes of the series, my wife and I went back and watched the three original movies, so this is really a blanket examination of all of them.  Sit back, put on your fedora and absorb my take on The Librarians.

TV Review: The Almighty Johnsons Season 2

January 6th, 2015

The_Almighty_Johnsons_season_2I’m keeping this separate from my regular TV Thursday offerings because the Almighty Johnsons isn’t actually airing anywhere, it’s a finished series in New Zealand and I never followed it closely enough on Syfy to see if they showed all three seasons in the U.S.  I was really impressed with the first season and was excited to jump into the second but I just never had the chance, there was always too much to see and too little time to spend, but now that most regular TV has had a hiatus, I can go back and dig through my pile of TV shows.

So here’s my look at the second season of The Almighty Johnsons.

No Interest in Auctions

January 4th, 2015

Stamp AuctionA new topic has sprung up on the stamp collecting forums, that being stamp auctions.  There have been a number of notable auctions of late, selling off the collections of well-known philatelists and people have been talking about them and how actions operate in general.

Personally, I’ve never been a fan of auctions at all, be it the in-person, online or even eBay for my stamps.  Not that you asked but it’s my blog and I’m going to tell you why anyhow.

Comic Review: Spider-Man 2099 #1-5 (2014)

January 3rd, 2015

Spider-Man 2099 #1A long time ago, Marvel put out a comic book detailing the life of future Spider-Man Miguel O’Hara who lived in the year 2099.  It was part of a new imprint that Marvel tried out in the early 90s but while it started out very well, it quickly devolved into a confusing mess and by issue #46, the title ended.  Last year, Spider-Man 2099 made a return in the pages of Superior Spider-Man which I reviewed here and now, he returns with his own series, having  been stranded in the present in SSM.

Confused?  You probably should be but I’ll try to explain as I review the first five issues of the new version of Spider-Man 2099.

Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2015

Happy New Year 2015It’s officially 2015 and here we go again for another year of Cephus’ Corner. Unlike my other blog where it’s become a tradition to make some sort of New Years Resolution, I’m not going to do that here because I can’t come up with one that I reasonably feel that I could keep.

I’ve been so busy lately and it’s been really hard coming up with a regular stream of posts for the blog.  I went for several months without reading a single comic book and when I fought to catch up, I ended up doing a huge number of reviews, so many so that I think I’ve been overloading the blog with comics. That’s not a bad thing but I think I need to strike a balance with other geeky things, I’ve been trying to drop in some movie and TV reviews from time to time but I haven’t had time to really sit down and get through my viewing backlog either.  I have a stack of 38 DVDs that I need to get through and it’s been slow going.  Now that most TV shows are on hiatus, I’m trying to dig through the pile so I can get some reviews going. I’ve also got a huge pile of books to read including the last two in The Strain series but so far, no go.

So no resolutions here, I can’t promise to watch more movies or play more games or read more books, as much as I wish I could.  If I’m going to make a commitment, I’m going to keep it and since I can’t guarantee that, I won’t do it at all.  I’ll just keep my fingers crossed and hope.  Happy New Years everyone!

Cephus' Corner

A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.